Find some little pots with lids that secure tightly and fill them with rice, pasta shapes or dry beans. Add these into the fun for some mini shakers! Try a different filling in each one and compare the type of noise that it makes.
We added a basket of dry leaves for “rustling” which made a beautiful noise in comparison to the very clangy, loud pans! The wooden utensils on the wooden crates made a lovely soft sound and C noticed the difference when playing her instruments.
We also tried using a metal skewer to scrape along both sides of the cheese grater, and it made a different sound on each surface which C loved.
You could try doing this along to your little one’s favourite music CD? What other instruments can you find around the home? Try doing this without using any real instruments at all, for real investigative fun!
[Please remember, this is just a play prompt. You are not being asked to replicate any of the ideas exactly from this 30 Day Challenge! We hope to spark an idea for an activity and give an opportunity to try something a bit different each day and the emphasis is very much on having relaxed, good fun and a really engaged play session. Remember to make it uninterrupted– turn off everything for at least 15 minutes!]
Tomorrow hands on: as we grow will have the challenge for day 20!